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Chairman’s report: REBOSA fulfils its mandate as industry representative

“The past year has highlighted the urgency with which we must work collectively and cohesively to design and implement solutions that are both effective and sustainable. Considering the last year, I’m pleased to report that Rebosa has again achieved significant progress and successes over the past 12 months on a number of fronts – which I will cover in this report, ” said Tony Clarke, REBOSA chairman, at the first virtual AGM held on Thursday 29 July 2021.07.28

Developer helps new home buyers access subsidy

A property developer is helping South Africans earning under R22 000 a month access an “underutilised” government housing subsidy to assist those wishing to become first-time homeowners.

The government’s Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) helps qualifying first-time buyers caught in the “gap” sector - those who historically earned too little to buy property – with financial support.

Inaugural PayProp Awards recognise rental agents for exceptional performance

ADVERTORIAL: PayProp recently celebrated exceptional client performance on its payment platform with the inaugural PayProp Awards 2021.

Speakers Corner: Focus on customer retention tactics

There is a good reason why the saying goes “first impressions last” and this is particularly important for small businesses. Once they’ve connected with a new customer, businesses should focus on offering high-quality delivery over the long-term.

Postponing repayments a costly option

Between April and June last year, 1.6 million South Africans applied for mortgage payment holidays from their banks. While this provided some form of temporary relief, it is now costing them, on average, an additional R12 900 a month due to having to pay up on interest accrued, pushing many South Africans further into financial difficulty as they battle to pay their bills.

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